Two web site posts in a row about our Library being a Harmless Room for our LGBTQIA+ kiddos. Why? For the reason that we are aggressively passionate about remaining allies to our young children. Also, the information is chock whole of alarming examples in which mothers and fathers, faculty districts, and communities are NOT supporting the independence to go through. The democratic flexibility to give ALL children the preference to uncover textbooks without the need of censorship or boundaries.
It boils my blood! Why does it appear like we’re heading backwards with FREADom to read through?
So, I required to give you (pricey reader!) an case in point of our Delight Thirty day period guide exhibit, our list of Fiction guides, and how we encourage it to our kiddos. Most of this article is copied from our Daring Faculty Library Web site, Instagram posts, &
what I shared by means of our Canvas local community announcement.
A single of my most highly regarded Library good friends, Laura C. Davies (Really like her!) who I achieved when I was keynoting the ASTE Tech Conference in Anchorage Alaska experienced this to say on my Instagram publish:
“Indeed! I have my have classroom library, total of numerous textbooks,
and for the initially time in my vocation I essentially puzzled if someone
would complain about my choice. I am heading to continue to keep on bringing new
books into my classroom since college students who require guides that really encourage
inclusion know where they can locate them.”
What do you consider?
While you’re below, seize a copy of our Major 25 LGBTQIA+ Record of Fiction Publications Or arrive to the Library Media Center for a paper model on display. We’re showcasing equally fiction and nonfiction guides!
From our Instagram Posts:
Hey #MHMSMd Mountain Lions appear look at out our #MHMSPride 🏳️🌈 e-book exhibit! You however have one more week or so to look at out a e-book & these are great! We have normally been and hope will normally be a #SafeSpace for all our young children! #LGBTQIA+ #Ally We’re that includes equally fiction and nonfiction books! #NOCensorship here!
🏳️🌈One of my students checked out a e book from this display appropriate after I completed setting it up and asked – “Do my dad and mom know what books I check out out from below?” To which I replied, “Nope. Not this 12 months.
You have the appropriate to read through whatsoever you want with complete belief of confidentiality. We would by no means out you. But Politics can transform things. “
Sure, unfortunately, there are some school districts and states that want to notify mothers and fathers of the publications they verify out!” HORROR!
Why does it seem like we’re going backwards and not forwards? i’d like to listen to what you think of the reviews. It scares me!
Make sure you share them in the responses. OR you can normally e-mail me if you prefer to be anonymous.
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— FReadom (@FReadomFighters) November 13, 2021